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Gerard Butler

1969-11-13 Paisley, Scotland, UK

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Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor and film producer. After studying law, he turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as Mrs Brown (1997), the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and Tale of the Mummy (1998). In 2000, he starred as Count Dracula in the gothic horror film Dracula 2000 with Christopher Plummer and Jonny Lee Miller. He played Attila the Hun in the miniseries Attila (2001), then appeared in the films Reign of Fire with Christian Bale (2002) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life with Angelina Jolie (2003) before playing André Marek in the adaptation of Michael Crichton's science fiction adventure Timeline (2003). He then was cast as Erik, The Phantom in Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera, with Emmy Rossum; it earned him a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. Butler gained worldwide recognition for his portrayal of King Leonidas in Zack Snyder's fantasy war film 300. That role earned him nominations for an Empire Award for Best Actor and a Saturn Award for Best Actor and a win for MTV Movie Award for Best Fight. He voiced Stoick the Vast in the critically and commercially successful How to Train Your Dragon franchise (2010–2019). Also in the 2010s, he portrayed Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the action thriller series Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen and the upcoming Night Has Fallen. He played military leader Tullus Aufidius in the 2011 film Coriolanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name, and Sam Childers in the 2011 action biopic Machine Gun Preacher.


Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin King Kula (voice) 2025-06-28
Plane Brodie Torrance 2023-01-12
Kandahar Tom Harris 2023-05-25
Last Seen Alive Will Spann 2022-05-12
Copshop Bob Viddick 2021-09-09
Greenland John Garrity 2020-07-29
Love Reaches Everywhere 2020-05-30
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Stoick (voice) 2019-01-03
How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming Stoick the Vast (voice) 2019-10-25
Angel Has Fallen Mike Banning 2019-08-21
The Vanishing James 2019-01-04
Hunter Killer Captain Joe Glass 2018-10-19
Den of Thieves Det. Nicholas O'Brien 2018-01-18
Geostorm Jake Lawson 2017-10-12
A Family Man Dane Jensen 2016-09-13
Gods of Egypt Set 2016-02-25
London Has Fallen Mike Banning 2016-03-02
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Stoick (voice) 2014-06-05
Discovering Mavericks Self 2013-11-01
Olympus Has Fallen Mike Banning 2013-03-20
Movie 43 Leprechaun 1 & 2 (segment "Happy Birthday") 2013-01-24
Chasing Mavericks Frosty Hesson 2012-10-25
Playing for Keeps George 2012-11-29
Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers 2011-09-23
Coriolanus Tullus Aufidius 2011-02-14
Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury Stoick the Vast (voice) 2011-11-15
How to Train Your Dragon Stoick the Vast (voice) 2010-03-18
The Bounty Hunter Milo Boyd 2010-03-16
Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon Stoick (voice) 2010-10-14
Law Abiding Citizen Clyde Alexander Shelton 2009-10-15
Tales of the Black Freighter The Mariner (voice) 2009-03-24
The Ugly Truth Mike Chadway 2009-07-24
Gamer Kable 2009-09-03
Nim's Island Jack Rusoe / Alex Rover 2008-04-03
RocknRolla One-Two 2008-09-04
Butterfly on a Wheel Neil Randall 2007-07-27
Reiði guðanna Self 2007-05-06
300 King Leonidas 2007-03-07
P.S. I Love You Gerry 2007-11-15
Guilty Hearts Peter 2006-01-01
Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula Prefect Cassius Chaerea 2005-06-15
Beowulf & Grendel Beowulf 2005-09-14
The Game of Their Lives Frank Borghi 2005-04-22
Dear Frankie The Stranger 2004-05-18
The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom 2004-12-08
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Terry Sheridan 2003-07-21
Timeline Andre Marek 2003-11-26
Reign of Fire Creedy 2002-07-09
Shooters Jackie Junior 2002-01-25
Please! Peter (as Gerry Butler) 2001-05-04
Jewel of the Sahara Captain Charles Belamy 2001-06-28
Attila Atila the Hun 2001-01-01
Dracula 2000 Dracula 2000-12-22
Harrison's Flowers Chris Kumac 2000-09-23
The Cherry Orchard Yasha 1999-01-01
One More Kiss Sam 1999-09-18
Little White Lies Peter 1998-06-17
Fast Food Jacko 1998-10-09
Tale of the Mummy Burke 1998-03-19
Mrs Brown Archie Brown 1997-07-18
Tomorrow Never Dies Leading Seaman - HMS Devonshire 1997-12-11
Remote Control Michael Rafter
Hair of the Dog Mr. P
Just Watch Me Riley Wolfe
All-Star Weekend Russian Gymnast Fan
Greenland: Migration John Garrity
Den of Thieves 2: Pantera Nicholas 'Big Nick' O'Brien
Night Has Fallen Mike Banning
In the Hand of Dante